Period
to 24 January 2022

The following table provides summary statistics for contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for Microsoft Excel skills. Included is a benchmarking guide to the contractor rates offered in vacancies that have cited Microsoft Excel over the 6 months to 24 January 2022 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily and hourly rates are treated separately in these statistics. When calculating contractor rate percentiles, daily rates are never derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Microsoft Excel
UK > England
6 months to
24 Jan 2022
Same period 2021 Same period 2020
Rank 78 82 72
Rank change year-on-year +4 -10 +5
Contract jobs citing Microsoft Excel 2,082 931 2,110
As % of all contract jobs advertised in England 3.01% 2.73% 3.21%
As % of the Applications category 39.51% 37.88% 36.67%
Number of daily rates quoted 1,422 619 1,284
10th Percentile £170 £131 £165
25th Percentile £300 £213 £263
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £419 £375 £375
Median % change year-on-year +11.84% - -
75th Percentile £538 £488 £488
90th Percentile £625 £576 £599
UK median daily rate £413 £372 £375
% change year-on-year +10.89% -0.80% -
Number of hourly rates quoted 133 85 153
10th Percentile £10.50 £11.07 £10.84
25th Percentile £12.99 £14.03 £13.05
Median hourly rate £19.52 £22.00 £19.00
Median % change year-on-year -11.27% +15.79% +7.80%
75th Percentile £32.50 £34.00 £24.50
90th Percentile £43.75 £45.00 £33.75
UK median hourly rate £19.50 £21.00 £19.00
% change year-on-year -7.14% +10.53% +8.57%

Microsoft Excel is in the Software Applications category. The following table is for comparison with the above and provides summary statistics for all contract job vacancies advertised in England with a requirement for software application skills.

All Software Application Skills
England
Contract vacancies with a requirement for software application skills 5,269 2,458 5,754
As % of all contract IT jobs advertised in England 7.61% 7.22% 8.76%
Number of daily rates quoted 3,403 1,577 3,441
10th Percentile £148 £135 £140
25th Percentile £250 £213 £213
Median daily rate (50th Percentile) £420 £375 £360
Median % change year-on-year +12.00% +4.17% -4.00%
75th Percentile £538 £488 £475
90th Percentile £625 £575 £550
UK median daily rate £425 £373 £360
% change year-on-year +14.09% +3.47% -4.00%
Number of hourly rates quoted 458 202 570
10th Percentile £10.77 £12.50 £11.50
25th Percentile £14.25 £13.85 £13.75
Median hourly rate £19.52 £21.00 £17.53
Median % change year-on-year -7.05% +19.83% +9.53%
75th Percentile £37.38 £37.88 £23.46
90th Percentile £49.25 £50.00 £44.78
UK median hourly rate £19.52 £20.95 £18.00
% change year-on-year -6.83% +16.39% +12.50%

Microsoft Excel
Job Vacancy Trend in England

Job postings citing Microsoft Excel as a proportion of all IT jobs advertised in England.

Job vacancy trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Daily Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average daily rate quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England.

Daily rate trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Daily Rate Histogram in England

Daily rate distribution for jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England over the 6 months to 24 January 2022.

Daily rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contractor Hourly Rate Trend in England

3-month moving average hourly rates quoted in jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England.

Hourly rate trend for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Hourly Rate Histogram in England

Hourly rate distribution of jobs citing Microsoft Excel in England over the 6 months to 24 January 2022.

Hourly rate histogram for Microsoft Excel in England

Microsoft Excel
Contract Job Locations in England

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the median contractor rates quoted in IT jobs citing Microsoft Excel within the England region over the 6 months to 24 January 2022. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 6 month period last year.

Location Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Contract
IT Job Ads
Median
Daily Rate
Past 6 Months
Median Daily Rate
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Jobs
London +9 1,009 £475 +26.67% 265
South East +5 333 £334 -21.94% 123
North of England +20 242 £325 +46.07% 110
Midlands +17 211 £375 +4.17% 124
West Midlands +14 152 £403 +11.81% 80
North West 0 149 £286 +27.11% 63
South West -8 103 £400 -2.44% 51
East of England -10 98 £344 -1.79% 58
Yorkshire +28 87 £350 +48.94% 35
East Midlands -3 58 £185 -49.32% 43
North East -7 6 £385 +245.29% 13
Microsoft Excel
UK

For the 6 months to 24 January 2022, IT contractor jobs citing Microsoft Excel also mentioned the following skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the absolute number co-occurrences and as a proportion of all contract job ads across the England region with a requirement for Microsoft Excel.

1 911 (43.76%) Microsoft
2 783 (37.61%) Social Skills
3 686 (32.95%) Finance
4 620 (29.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
5 547 (26.27%) Microsoft Office
6 545 (26.18%) SQL
7 458 (22.00%) Analytical Skills
8 412 (19.79%) Business Intelligence
9 375 (18.01%) Power Platform
10 368 (17.68%) Power BI
11 333 (15.99%) Agile Software Development
12 319 (15.32%) Project Management
13 317 (15.23%) Data Analysis
14 292 (14.02%) Problem-Solving
15 282 (13.54%) Analytics
16 258 (12.39%) MS Visio
16 258 (12.39%) VBA
17 249 (11.96%) SQL Server
18 236 (11.34%) Degree
19 234 (11.24%) Windows
20 233 (11.19%) SharePoint
21 229 (11.00%) Stakeholder Management
22 220 (10.57%) Oracle
23 217 (10.42%) Banking
24 181 (8.69%) Azure
24 181 (8.69%) Python
25 175 (8.41%) Tableau
26 170 (8.17%) Public Sector
27 168 (8.07%) PMO
28 159 (7.64%) Decision-Making

Microsoft Excel
Co-occurring IT Skills in England by Category

The follow tables expand on the table above by listing co-occurrences grouped by category. The same job type, locality and period is covered with up to 20 co-occurrences shown in each of the following categories:

Application Platforms
1 233 (11.19%) SharePoint
2 92 (4.42%) Confluence
3 43 (2.07%) SAS
4 22 (1.06%) IIS
5 9 (0.43%) Apache Spark
5 9 (0.43%) Skype for Business
6 7 (0.34%) Apache
6 7 (0.34%) CMS
7 4 (0.19%) MS Exchange
8 3 (0.14%) IBM HTTP Server
8 3 (0.14%) Oracle SOA Suite
8 3 (0.14%) WebLogic
9 2 (0.096%) Apache Airflow
9 2 (0.096%) Appian
9 2 (0.096%) BizTalk Server
10 1 (0.048%) Documentum
10 1 (0.048%) Exchange Server 2003
10 1 (0.048%) IBM Domino
10 1 (0.048%) Jupyter
10 1 (0.048%) Oracle Workflow
Applications
1 620 (29.78%) Microsoft PowerPoint
2 547 (26.27%) Microsoft Office
3 258 (12.39%) MS Visio
4 154 (7.40%) Microsoft Project
5 108 (5.19%) Spreadsheet
6 28 (1.34%) Stata
7 11 (0.53%) SPSS
8 8 (0.38%) AutoCAD
9 5 (0.24%) Oracle Smart View
9 5 (0.24%) Revit
10 4 (0.19%) Acrobat
10 4 (0.19%) Photoshop
11 3 (0.14%) Adobe Creative Suite
12 2 (0.096%) Adobe Illustrator
12 2 (0.096%) Blender
12 2 (0.096%) InDesign
12 2 (0.096%) Open Workbench
12 2 (0.096%) ProjectWise
12 2 (0.096%) SOLIDWORKS
12 2 (0.096%) UserZoom
Business Applications
1 19 (0.91%) SAP S/4HANA
2 14 (0.67%) Dynamics CRM
2 14 (0.67%) SAP HCM
3 12 (0.58%) Salesforce.com CRM
4 8 (0.38%) SAP MDG
5 6 (0.29%) Markit EDM
5 6 (0.29%) Workfront
6 5 (0.24%) Dynamics NAV
6 5 (0.24%) IBM Planning Analytics
6 5 (0.24%) NetSuite
6 5 (0.24%) Workday HCM
7 4 (0.19%) Oracle ERP
7 4 (0.19%) Sparx Enterprise Architect
8 3 (0.14%) Eloqua
8 3 (0.14%) HFM
8 3 (0.14%) Maximo
8 3 (0.14%) thinkFolio
9 2 (0.096%) Oracle EBS
9 2 (0.096%) SimCorp Dimension
9 2 (0.096%) Summit
Cloud Services
1 375 (18.01%) Power Platform
2 181 (8.69%) Azure
3 157 (7.54%) Microsoft 365
4 52 (2.50%) AWS
5 27 (1.30%) PowerApps
6 25 (1.20%) Google Analytics
7 21 (1.01%) Snowflake
8 20 (0.96%) Dynamics 365
9 19 (0.91%) Adobe Analytics
9 19 (0.91%) GCP
10 16 (0.77%) GitHub
11 15 (0.72%) Azure Active Directory
12 14 (0.67%) SaaS
13 13 (0.62%) Power Automate
13 13 (0.62%) SuccessFactors
14 12 (0.58%) Smartsheet
15 11 (0.53%) OneDrive
16 10 (0.48%) Google Sheets
16 10 (0.48%) PaaS
17 8 (0.38%) Amazon S3
Communications & Networking
1 31 (1.49%) VPN
2 25 (1.20%) DHCP
3 24 (1.15%) LAN
4 18 (0.86%) DNS
5 15 (0.72%) WAN
6 14 (0.67%) TCP/IP
7 13 (0.62%) Intranet
7 13 (0.62%) Wi-Fi
8 11 (0.53%) Skype
9 10 (0.48%) Firewall
9 10 (0.48%) FIX Connectivity
9 10 (0.48%) Internet
10 8 (0.38%) Wireless
11 7 (0.34%) Network Security
11 7 (0.34%) Remote Desktop
12 6 (0.29%) NAS
12 6 (0.29%) SSL
12 6 (0.29%) WebEx
13 5 (0.24%) 4G
13 5 (0.24%) Radio Access Network
Database & Business Intelligence
1 368 (17.68%) Power BI
2 249 (11.96%) SQL Server
3 175 (8.41%) Tableau
4 101 (4.85%) Data Warehouse
5 82 (3.94%) SQL Server Integration Services
6 71 (3.41%) SQL Server Reporting Services
7 60 (2.88%) Relational Database
8 48 (2.31%) Oracle Database
9 38 (1.83%) MS Access
9 38 (1.83%) QlikView
10 37 (1.78%) Oracle Reports
11 34 (1.63%) Big Data
12 32 (1.54%) MySQL
13 31 (1.49%) Hadoop
14 27 (1.30%) Metadata
15 25 (1.20%) BusinessObjects
16 23 (1.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
17 21 (1.01%) NoSQL
17 21 (1.01%) Pentaho
18 20 (0.96%) Data Lake
Development Applications
1 141 (6.77%) JIRA
2 38 (1.83%) Visual Studio
3 34 (1.63%) Git (software)
4 20 (0.96%) Bitbucket
4 20 (0.96%) Jenkins
5 18 (0.86%) TeamCity
6 15 (0.72%) Artifactory
7 13 (0.62%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 10 (0.48%) Selenium
9 7 (0.34%) Cucumber
9 7 (0.34%) Gatling
9 7 (0.34%) LSMW
9 7 (0.34%) Octopus Deploy
10 6 (0.29%) ERwin
10 6 (0.29%) GitLab
11 5 (0.24%) ClearCase
11 5 (0.24%) Rational DOORS
12 4 (0.19%) Team Foundation Server
12 4 (0.19%) Toad
12 4 (0.19%) Visual Studio Tools for Office
General
1 783 (37.61%) Social Skills
2 686 (32.95%) Finance
3 458 (22.00%) Analytical Skills
4 217 (10.42%) Banking
5 170 (8.17%) Public Sector
6 117 (5.62%) Organisational Skills
7 109 (5.24%) Presentation Skills
8 104 (5.00%) Marketing
9 85 (4.08%) Front Office
10 75 (3.60%) Retail
11 72 (3.46%) Telecoms
12 67 (3.22%) Investment Banking
13 55 (2.64%) Influencing Skills
14 49 (2.35%) Documentation Skills
15 43 (2.07%) Legal
16 42 (2.02%) Manufacturing
17 40 (1.92%) Law
18 35 (1.68%) Pharmaceutical
19 27 (1.30%) Local Government
20 24 (1.15%) Billing
Job Titles
1 876 (42.07%) Analyst
2 331 (15.90%) Data Analyst
3 247 (11.86%) Business Analyst
4 243 (11.67%) Developer
5 95 (4.56%) Project Manager
6 78 (3.75%) Coordinator
7 60 (2.88%) Consultant
8 56 (2.69%) Business Intelligence Developer
9 51 (2.45%) Senior Analyst
10 50 (2.40%) Administrator
10 50 (2.40%) C# Developer
10 50 (2.40%) Junior
11 43 (2.07%) IT Analyst
11 43 (2.07%) PMO Analyst
12 42 (2.02%) Support Engineer
13 39 (1.87%) Report Analyst
13 39 (1.87%) Service Analyst
14 37 (1.78%) Project Coordinator
14 37 (1.78%) SQL Developer
15 35 (1.68%) Technical Analyst
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 109 (5.24%) .NET
2 65 (3.12%) XML
3 50 (2.40%) .NET Framework
4 35 (1.68%) JSON
5 28 (1.34%) WPF
6 22 (1.06%) HTML
7 19 (0.91%) FIX Protocol
8 14 (0.67%) REST
9 13 (0.62%) Web Services
10 11 (0.53%) SailPoint
11 10 (0.48%) ASP.NET
12 9 (0.43%) Pandas
12 9 (0.43%) React
13 8 (0.38%) COM
13 8 (0.38%) CSS
14 7 (0.34%) MDX
14 7 (0.34%) NumPy
14 7 (0.34%) ODBC
14 7 (0.34%) WinForms
15 6 (0.29%) XSLT
Miscellaneous
1 132 (6.34%) Management Information System
2 95 (4.56%) Self-Motivation
3 64 (3.07%) Derivative
4 59 (2.83%) NHS
5 41 (1.97%) Data Centre
6 39 (1.87%) Market Risk
7 30 (1.44%) Equities
8 29 (1.39%) User Experience
9 27 (1.30%) Virtual Team
10 26 (1.25%) Hedge funds
10 26 (1.25%) Legacy Systems
11 25 (1.20%) Fixed Income
12 23 (1.10%) Foreign Exchange (FX)
13 22 (1.06%) Analytical Mindset
13 22 (1.06%) Data Structures
14 21 (1.01%) CMDB
15 18 (0.86%) Data Protection Act
16 16 (0.77%) Video Conferencing
17 14 (0.67%) Animation
17 14 (0.67%) FMCG
Operating Systems
1 234 (11.24%) Windows
2 89 (4.27%) Windows 10
3 53 (2.55%) Unix
4 44 (2.11%) Linux
5 33 (1.59%) Windows Server
6 31 (1.49%) Windows 7
7 13 (0.62%) Android
8 9 (0.43%) Apple iOS
9 4 (0.19%) Windows Server 2008
10 3 (0.14%) Mac OS X
10 3 (0.14%) Ubuntu
10 3 (0.14%) VMS
10 3 (0.14%) Windows Vista
11 2 (0.096%) Windows Server 2012
12 1 (0.048%) AIX
12 1 (0.048%) MVS
12 1 (0.048%) Windows 2000
12 1 (0.048%) Windows 8
12 1 (0.048%) Windows Server 2003
12 1 (0.048%) Windows XP
Processes & Methodologies
1 412 (19.79%) Business Intelligence
2 333 (15.99%) Agile Software Development
3 319 (15.32%) Project Management
4 317 (15.23%) Data Analysis
5 292 (14.02%) Problem-Solving
6 282 (13.54%) Analytics
7 229 (11.00%) Stakeholder Management
8 159 (7.64%) Decision-Making
9 158 (7.59%) Visualisation
10 148 (7.11%) Project Delivery
10 148 (7.11%) Requirements Gathering
11 143 (6.87%) Data Modelling
11 143 (6.87%) Migration
12 134 (6.44%) ITIL
13 131 (6.29%) Change Management
14 118 (5.67%) ETL
15 111 (5.33%) Business Analysis
16 106 (5.09%) Scrum
17 103 (4.95%) Risk Management
18 102 (4.90%) PRINCE2
Programming Languages
1 545 (26.18%) SQL
2 258 (12.39%) VBA
3 181 (8.69%) Python
4 140 (6.72%) C#
5 106 (5.09%) R
6 102 (4.90%) T-SQL
7 82 (3.94%) VB
8 69 (3.31%) Java
9 59 (2.83%) VB.NET
10 55 (2.64%) PL/SQL
11 44 (2.11%) C
12 35 (1.68%) PowerShell
13 34 (1.63%) JavaScript
14 23 (1.10%) Perl
15 22 (1.06%) C++
16 17 (0.82%) Shell Script
17 16 (0.77%) HiveQL
17 16 (0.77%) Scala
18 11 (0.53%) PHP
18 11 (0.53%) VBScript
Qualifications
1 236 (11.34%) Degree
2 155 (7.44%) Security Cleared
3 107 (5.14%) SC Cleared
4 27 (1.30%) PMI Certification
5 26 (1.25%) PMP
6 25 (1.20%) ISEB
7 21 (1.01%) ISTQB
8 18 (0.86%) Computer Science Degree
8 18 (0.86%) Microsoft Certification
9 17 (0.82%) ISTQB Foundation Certification
10 15 (0.72%) Master's Degree
11 14 (0.67%) BPSS Clearance
11 14 (0.67%) Numerate Degree
12 12 (0.58%) ACCA
12 12 (0.58%) Cisco Certification
12 12 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Certification
12 12 (0.58%) PRINCE2 Practitioner
13 11 (0.53%) DV Cleared
14 10 (0.48%) DBS Check
14 10 (0.48%) ITIL Foundation Certificate
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 168 (8.07%) PMO
2 143 (6.87%) Data Quality
3 133 (6.39%) QA
4 51 (2.45%) SLA
5 18 (0.86%) ISO/IEC 27001
5 18 (0.86%) MiFID
6 17 (0.82%) EMIR
7 16 (0.77%) Dodd-Frank
8 13 (0.62%) GDPR
8 13 (0.62%) GRC
8 13 (0.62%) NIST
9 8 (0.38%) IFRS
9 8 (0.38%) ISO 22301
10 7 (0.34%) Accessibility
10 7 (0.34%) COBIT
11 6 (0.29%) ITGC
11 6 (0.29%) P3O
11 6 (0.29%) Sarbanes-Oxley
12 5 (0.24%) FINREP
12 5 (0.24%) ISO 9001
System Software
1 114 (5.48%) Active Directory
2 20 (0.96%) HDFS
3 16 (0.77%) Virtual Desktop
4 14 (0.67%) VMware Infrastructure
5 8 (0.38%) Virtual Servers
6 7 (0.34%) Docker
6 7 (0.34%) Virtual Machines
7 4 (0.19%) BitLocker
8 2 (0.096%) VirtualBox
8 2 (0.096%) VMware ESXi
8 2 (0.096%) VMware NSX
8 2 (0.096%) vSphere
9 1 (0.048%) Firmware
9 1 (0.048%) Hyper-V
9 1 (0.048%) Microsoft Virtual Server
9 1 (0.048%) OpenDJ
9 1 (0.048%) Snort
9 1 (0.048%) Terminal Services
9 1 (0.048%) vCloud
Systems Management
1 43 (2.07%) SCCM
2 16 (0.77%) Microsoft Intune
3 11 (0.53%) Jamf Pro
4 9 (0.43%) AirWatch
5 8 (0.38%) HP Quality Center
6 6 (0.29%) HP ALM
7 5 (0.24%) WMI
8 4 (0.19%) Ansible
8 4 (0.19%) Aspera SmartTrack
8 4 (0.19%) Kubernetes
8 4 (0.19%) SCOM
9 3 (0.14%) Systems Management Server (SMS)
10 2 (0.096%) Control-M
10 2 (0.096%) McAfee ePO
10 2 (0.096%) PaperCut
10 2 (0.096%) QRadar
10 2 (0.096%) SmoothWall
10 2 (0.096%) WebSphere Cast Iron
10 2 (0.096%) WSUS
10 2 (0.096%) ZENworks
Vendors
1 911 (43.76%) Microsoft
2 220 (10.57%) Oracle
3 122 (5.86%) SAP
4 69 (3.31%) ServiceNow
5 61 (2.93%) Salesforce.com
6 59 (2.83%) Google
7 52 (2.50%) Adobe
8 37 (1.78%) Citrix
9 35 (1.68%) IBM
10 26 (1.25%) Alteryx
11 25 (1.20%) Informatica
12 24 (1.15%) Bloomberg
13 22 (1.06%) VMware
14 20 (0.96%) Cisco
14 20 (0.96%) Databricks
14 20 (0.96%) Workday
15 17 (0.82%) HP
16 16 (0.77%) Talend
17 12 (0.58%) MarketAxess
18 11 (0.53%) Teradata